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Table 2 The averaged psycho-behavioural associations across the ten surveys during A/H1N1 pandemic

From: Anxiety, worry and cognitive risk estimate in relation to protective behaviors during the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 pandemic in Hong Kong: ten cross-sectional surveys

Independent variables Avoiding crowded places Maintaining good indoor ventilation Disinfecting household frequently
Anxiety (high: mean score between 2.5–4.0) 1.44 (1.21–1.73)*** 1.36 (1.09–1.71)** 1.58 (1.29–1.93)***
Anticipated worry (more/much more than normal or extremely) 2.75 (2.46–3.07)*** 2.45 (2.13–2.81)*** 2.69 (2.36–3.07)***
Experienced worry (worry a bit/a lot/all the time) 3.00 (2.62–3.43)*** 2.96 (2.52–3.47)*** 2.62 (2.25–3.06)***
Current worry (level 6–10) 3.16 (2.64–3.78)*** 2.57 (2.07–3.18)*** 2.74 (2.22–3.39)***
Perceived absolute susceptibility (likely/very likely/certain) 1.33 (1.14–1.55)*** 1.40 (1.16–1.70)*** 1.13 (0.93–1.36)
Perceived relative susceptibility (more/much more/certain) 1.77 (1.44–2.17)*** 1.45 (1.12–1.88)** 1.79 (1.42–2.25)***
Perceived severity relative to SARS (severer than SARS) 2.08 (1.69–2.57)*** 2.22 (1.74–2.83)*** 2.09 (1.65–2.64)***
Perceived severity relative to seasonal flu (severer than seasonal flu) 1.80 (1.51–2.13)*** 1.58 (1.28–1.95)*** 2.06 (1.68–2.53)***
  1. All data represent odds ratios and their corresponding 95% confidence intervals (in parentheses).
  2. All odds ratios were adjusted by age, gender, education, marital status and birth place.
  3. **p<0.01; ***p < 0.001.